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NDT and Condition Monitoring Technical Group

Webinars 06 July 2021

NDT  and Condition Monitoring Technical Group: Enhancing the inspection process using advanced NDT methods

In recent years there have been significant developments in technology which allow considerably increased performance of NDT methods, in terms of both the ability to detect imperfections and of efficiency of the inspection process. This has largely been enabled by the application of digital technology. While these developments are familiar to NDT professionals, it is not necessarily the case that those responsible for specifying the inspections to be used during the fabrication process of for ensuring fabrication quality are up to speed with the benefits that these advancements allow.

The aim of this meeting is to present the benefits of a variety of advanced NDT systems and methods and how they may be used to improve the efficiency of inspections both during fabrication and in-service. It is aimed at welding engineers, those involved in ensuring fabrication quality, project engineers responsible for specifying NDT requirements and maintenance engineers. 

All are welcome to attend and the format is of a series of presentations from industrial specialists with the intention of stimulating discussion of the topics presented.


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Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
Members of BINDT: £25 + VAT (£30)
TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

Non-Member Fees

Registration for this Technical Group event includes full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year.

Added benefits:

  • Discounted registration fees for Technical Group events (£25 + VAT)
  • Free attendance at Branch events
  • Access to our knowledge database including our library and information services.

Benefits of attending

  • Information transfer from experts
  • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
  • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
  • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD.

Continuous Professional Development

TWI awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

An automated email will be sent to all attendees after the event and this email will serve as valid evidence of your attendance. 

This event is being run jointly with the British Institute of NDT

The Institute’s aim is to promote the advancement of the science and practice of non-destructive testing (NDT), condition monitoring (CM), diagnostic engineering and all other materials and quality testing disciplines.



Professor Paul Wilcox - Professor of Dynamics

Professor Paul Wilcox

Professor of Dynamics
University of Bristol

Paul was born in Nottingham in 1971. He received an MEng degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 1994 and a PhD from Imperial College in 1998 under the supervision of Professors Peter Cawley and Mike Lowe. Since 2002 Paul has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol where he is Professor of Dynamics. He held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship in Quantitative Structural Health Monitoring from 2007 to 2012, was Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 2015 to 2018, and he has been a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science since 2018.

Johan Grauls - Senior Sales Operations Manager, Digital Field Radiography

Johan Grauls

Senior Sales Operations Manager, Digital Field Radiography
Waygate Technologies, Digital Solutions, Baker Hughes

Johan Grauls (Belgium based – ROW Instructor Digital Field Radiography): coming from AGFA NDT and GE Inspection Technologies (Sales Application Engineer for Digital Field Radiography), now working as a Senior Sales Operations Manager for Waygate Technologies, local RSO, over 20 years of experience in Field Radiography, allowed to instruct Digital Field Radiography courses and training related to our field radiography product portfolio, hardware, software and tools, basic and advanced digital field radiography, applications, CR, DXR, standards.

Larbi Hallal - Technical Sales Specialist

Larbi Hallal

Technical Sales Specialist
Eddyfi Technologies

Certified according ISO 9712 in Eddy Current (ET Level II & III) and Ultrasonics (UT and TOFD Level II) with more then 20 years in the field carrying out NDT inspections from Heat Exchangers for O&G industry to Nuclear Reactor Vessels or Fuel assemblies.

With an extensive experience in the field of electromagnetic inspection applied worldwide, Larbi is eager to share experience and knowledge with customers, to help and support them mastering cutting-edge equipment and technologies to fulfill their requirements.

Laurent Rouff - Senior Technical Sales Specialist

Laurent Rouff

Senior Technical Sales Specialist
Eddyfi Technologies

Laurent is starting his thirtieth year in the NDT world, most spent working for manufacturer or distributor company. Starting 30 years ago by maintaining or retrofitting immersion UT systems, Laurent sold several brands of NDT equipment, mostly in UT and ET. Over the past 15 years, Laurent has been technical specialist, supporting sales team and customer regarding demonstration, technical question, and application. Laurent joined Eddyfi in January 2013 and is now an expert in magnetic technologies (ET, ECA, MFT and ACFM).

Alexander Tsougranis - Programme Manager – Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Alexander Tsougranis

Programme Manager – Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Alex has been involved in a wide range of NDT related roles including NDT equipment sales representative, inspection, consultancy, training and certification.

He is Level 3 qualified in various NDT methods and in the last ten years, he has delivered training in several countries for different certification bodies.

He is now leading the NDT training programme and works towards maximising the value delivered to industry and individuals through uncompromised integrity and operational innovation.

Miles Weston - Team Manager - NDT Product Development

Miles Weston

Team Manager - NDT Product Development

Miles joined TWI in September 2007 as an Engineering Doctorate student, studying Full Matrix Capture and other ultrasonic signal and image processing techniques. On graduating in 2011 Miles began full time employment at TWI Technology Centre Wales as a Project Leader. He is currently Team Manager - NDT product development, as well as CRP Inspection Suite Manager. 


Channa Nageswaran - NDT Team Manager

Channa Nageswaran

NDT Team Manager

Channa has been working at TWI Cambridge since 2003 following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London. In 2008, while working at TWI, Channa gained an Engineering Doctorate degree from the Metallurgy Department of the University of Birmingham on the development of phased array ultrasonic techniques for inspection of inhomogeneous anisotropic materials.

Channa undertakes research and development of ultrasonic techniques, manages the Integrity, Inspection and Materials programme of the Core Research Programme of TWI and is the Chairman of the Sub-Commission for Ultrasonic Testing in Commission V of the International Institute of Welding.

Michal Skerik - Chief Examiner / Examination & Quality Team Manager Training & Examinations

Michal Skerik

Chief Examiner / Examination & Quality Team Manager Training & Examinations

I have been involved in NDT since 2007. My previous role was NDT instructor / consultant in methods RT (CR / DR incl.), PT, VT & IRT. I was based in Prague, but travel a lot worldwide.

I joined TWI in January 2015 (Training and Examinations) where I am Chief Examiner/Examination and Quality Team Manager. My areas of expertise are infrared thermography on civil aircrafts and computed radiography of super alloy castings for aerospace industry.

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